At Bellingham Covenant Church we want to see men and women grow a vibrant faith in Christ!
But this doesn’t happen solo.
We need one another to learn with and from, to test and experience gifts and talents, to enlarge our vision of God and faith. It’s out of this desire to help one another that we have something called Life Together.
Life Together meets Sunday mornings from 11:00-12:00 and provides opportunities for adults to learn, serve, and grow in relationship with God and others. We have found a unique rhythm that helps us break up the year into manageable classes and experiences.
Phase 1 is built around classes that run 5-6 weeks. Participants will enjoy topics that are centered on the Bible and practical Christian living.
Phase 2 incorporates a variety of one-time opportunities where our adults have the chance to participate in social events and service projects.
The Lent Series happens during the 6 weeks that lead up to Easter. As a church, we preach on a specific theme and then gather in small groups after the service to further discuss the topic.
We’d love for you to take advantage of the opportunities we’re providing this year! It’s our honor to journey with you as your walk with Christ and get to know some great people!
If you have questions or want to jump in and help, contact Janet Russell.
Life Together Classes
The Apostles’ Creed
Facilitators: Janet Russell & Steven Shetterly
When we recite the Apostles’ Creed, we join the great communal voice across the centuries and throughout the world. It summarizes the basic teachings of the gospel; it is our pledge of allegiance! And the creed invites us to explore further the work and wonder of our Triune God.
We recite it, but do we live out the reality of it? We hope that this class will not just be an intellectual exercise, but will lead you into deeper worship and love for God and propel you to open your Bibles to want to know more!
9/15 The Creed/ God the Father
9/22 Jesus Christ—The Person & Work 1
9/29 Jesus Christ—The Person & Work 2
10/6 The Holy Spirit
10/13 The Church
10/20 Forgiveness, Resurrection, and Life Everlasting
The Apostles’ Creed will be the first of 3 classes offered this year on the essentials of our faith. You are welcome to attend one or all. These classes are intended to be for those who may be learning these things for the first time and for those who want to go deeper and to be able to clearly share the with others in their lives.
Fall phase 1B: Growing in Christ (5 wks)
Winter Phase 1: Serving Christ (6-7 wks)
The Sanctuary Course
Facilitators: Debbie Johnson, Diane Hawkins, Kathy Sellereit, Graham & Katie Meeks
Whether you are supporting others with mental health problems or live with them yourself…
Whether you have lots of questions or a have a wealth of knowledge to share…
The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health.
Each week there will be a compelling film featuring a story of an individual who has journeyed through mental health challenges as a person of faith and each topic will be explored from a social, psychological, and theological perspective.
Topics that will be explored include:
Understanding mental health and mental illness
The stigma of mental illness
Principles and process of the recovery journey
Importance of companionship and community
How our church can support mental health
Parent Group: Navigating Our Digital World—A Series on Digital Media
Facilitator: Jeff Grosskopf
It’s the new normal to live in a digitally connected world, and yet parents often find themselves asking questions like:
“Why do my kids constantly check their phones?”
“How can I help my family actually be together when we’re in the same room?”
“How can I supervise what my kids are saying and sharing?”
“How (and when) can I gracefully take off the media training wheels?”
While we might know that we are living in a digital world, navigating that world is a whole different challenge!
If you find yourself wanting more information, ideas, and action steps for engaging with digital media as a parent, then we hope you’ll consider coming to our Parent Group: Navigating our Digital World. Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as conversations with parents like you, this class offers new ideas for your most pressing tech-related dilemmas
Parents with kids of ANY age are welcome, but we’ll be focusing on common questions and ideas for parenting school-aged children and teenagers.